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Title: Compressed air energy storage system

Abstract

An internal combustion reciprocating engine is operable as a compressor during slack demand periods utilizing excess power from a power grid to charge air into an air storage reservoir and as an expander during peak demand periods to feed power into the power grid utilizing air obtained from the air storage reservoir together with combustible fuel. Preferably the internal combustion reciprocating engine is operated at high pressure and a low pressure turbine and compressor are also employed for air compression and power generation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Naperville, IL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
863939
Patent Number(s):
US 4281256
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
compressed; air; energy; storage; internal; combustion; reciprocating; engine; operable; compressor; slack; demand; periods; utilizing; excess; power; grid; charge; reservoir; expander; peak; feed; obtained; combustible; fuel; preferably; operated; pressure; turbine; employed; compression; generation; power grid; compressed air; internal combustion; energy storage; power generation; air compression; storage reservoir; demand periods; air energy; peak demand; utilizing air; slack demand; excess power; charge air; air storage; /290/

Citation Formats

Ahrens, Frederick W., and Kartsounes, George T. Compressed air energy storage system. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Ahrens, Frederick W., & Kartsounes, George T. Compressed air energy storage system. United States.
Ahrens, Frederick W., and Kartsounes, George T. Thu . "Compressed air energy storage system". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863939.
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title = {Compressed air energy storage system},
author = {Ahrens, Frederick W. and Kartsounes, George T.},
abstractNote = {An internal combustion reciprocating engine is operable as a compressor during slack demand periods utilizing excess power from a power grid to charge air into an air storage reservoir and as an expander during peak demand periods to feed power into the power grid utilizing air obtained from the air storage reservoir together with combustible fuel. Preferably the internal combustion reciprocating engine is operated at high pressure and a low pressure turbine and compressor are also employed for air compression and power generation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1981},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1981}
}

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